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MercyAscot Selects InterSystems and Umbrellar to Progress Toward Digital Transformation

MercyAscot, one of New Zealand’s leading private healthcare providers, has signed contracts with two IT providers, InterSystems and Umbrellar, in a major step towards replacing and extending its existing patient administration and clinical information systems.

“When we saw the need to replace our administrative and clinical systems, a central element in our Digital Health strategy, we wanted a unified system that would help improve delivery of care for our patients while enabling our clinicians and other staff to perform at their very best. We wanted a long-term partnership with providers who could offer thought leadership and support, to help us to digitally transform” says MercyAscot Chief Executive Dr. Geoff Sparkes.

The selected partners are InterSystems, a global leader in health information technology, and Umbrellar, a New Zealand-based Cloud computing company that specialises in digital transformation. MercyAscot has selected InterSystems TrakCare®, the world’s most proven electronic medical record (EMR).

“Through the implementation of TrakCare, MercyAscot will transform care delivery and streamline operational and clinical processes” said Kerry Stratton, Managing Director Asia Pacific at InterSystems. “TrakCare will enable clinicians at MercyAscot to make informed decisions more quickly and improve safety, efficiency and patient experience.”

“With its focus on leveraging data to drive patient-centric, value-based care, MercyAscot’s project is a perfect fit for our multi-cloud platform and services” said Michael Foley, CEO of Umbrellar. “We’re excited to play a key supporting role in the improvement of health outcomes for New Zealanders.”

MercyAscot knew it needed to leverage cloud computing capabilities to deliver benefits in interoperability, potential long-term scalability, and a data platform with the capability to unlock actionable insights from patient data.

“We are excited that, by working with our staff over two years to scope this project and understand their needs, and by engaging with these two expert providers, MercyAscot has been able to achieve this key milestone.”

“We are starting recruitment for three pivotal project, technical and change management positions to guide our digital transformation.  We expect to launch this project in January 2019 and look forward to its full realisation in a couple of years,” says Dr Sparkes.

For more information please contact:

For MercyAscot
Brenda Saunders
+64 21 777 171

For InterSystems
Chris Bowes
Bowes Communications
+61 2 9387 2332

For Umbrellar
Paul Brislen
+64 21 988 896


About MercyAscot Providing first class healthcare services to the people of Auckland for more than a century, MercyAscot is now one of New Zealand's largest private surgical facilities, with 22 operating theatres, an intensive care unit, coronary care facilities and Auckland’s only private radiation oncology unit.

Our more than 600 dedicated staff and high calibre specialists are committed to delivering the highest quality patient care with a personal touch to thousands of patients each year from our three Auckland sites: Mercy Hospital in Epsom; Ascot Hospital in Remuera; and our endoscopy clinic in Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore.

About InterSystems InterSystems is the information engine that powers some of the world’s most important applications. In healthcare, finance, government, and other sectors where lives and livelihoods are at stake, InterSystems has been a strategic technology provider since 1978. InterSystems is a privately held company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), with offices worldwide, and its software products are used daily by millions of people in more than 80 countries. For more information, please visit

About Umbrellar Umbrellar helps Kiwi businesses navigate an ever-changing tech landscape. With our tools, partnerships, resources and expertise, we craft practical strategies and solutions that let our clients leverage the potential of the cloud, no matter where they are on their journey. We’ve been powering New Zealand online and in the cloud since 1997, helping businesses achieve remarkable things. We’ll combine your vision, your passion and your ideas, with our insight, talent and tech to reach your goals. We’ve joined forces with market-leading collaborators - Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Veeam and VMware - to power the transformation of business here in New Zealand. Add to that our own 90-strong team and you’ve got a full-power, end-to-end multi cloud ecosystem, up-to-date and on-demand, without the drawbacks of traditional IT. Our multi-cloud approach gives you access to a range of Cloud services from Microsoft Azure (over 33 global data centres), Umbrellar Cloud powered by Azure Stack and VMware Cloud (both hosted by us in New Zealand) and Microsoft 365. All this plus a local relationship, support network and partner ecosystem delivered by our New Zealand-based team.


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